Jose Mourinho labels his side as ‘ridiculous’ after Champions League defeat to Porto

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho labeled his side’s defensive errors as “ridiculous” after Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by his former club Porto.The Blues lost to the Portuguese side on Mourinho’s first return to the club in 2004-05 and history repeated itself at Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday as Andre Andre and Maicon scored either side of Willian’s free-kick.Chelsea, who have now lost five times in all competitions this season, are now third in Group G after Dynamo Kiev beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0.Mourinho, who had criticised the attitude of his players on the eve of the game, said: “It was a good performance with two ridiculous mistakes.“Sometimes you make that kind of mistake and you are not punished. We were punished.“The second goal for us is a ridiculous mistake. We watch dozens of repetitions of Porto taking corners.“We were completely ready for that and in a moment where the game is completely under control and we were preparing a change, to concede that goal is ridiculous.”Mourinho reacted to the abject draw at Newcastle by dropping Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic to the substitutes’ bench, alongside captain John Terry, while leaving Loic Remy, Radamel Falcao and Oscar at home.But Mourinho refused to rebuke his players again, although Chelsea were easily exposed for Andre’s opener.“I don’t think my players deserve me to be critical of them, apart from the two mistakes that are difficult to accept,” he said. “I’m not going to point the finger to one or to another. The two mistakes that cost us the game, a game that was fantastic.”last_img read more


first_imgA young boy who was feared seriously injured after a fall in a play area yesterday has made a full recovery.The little boy fell in a play area in Culdaff shortly after 3pm.It was feared he suffered a spinal injury and he was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by the Rescue 118 helicopter. The boy was given a full assessment but was later released from hospital and returned home yesterday evening.BOY FEARED INJURED IN PLAY-AREA INCIDENT MAKES FULL RECOVERY was last modified: July 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentculdaffdonegalfallrecoveryRESCUE 118last_img read more

Groves: Froch is wrong, I’m ready for him

first_imgGeorge Groves has told Carl Froch he has no intention of boxing on the back foot when he faces him for the world super-middleweight title.Groves has been widely tipped to adopt similar tactics to those that paid off when he upset the odds to beat local rival James DeGale on points in 2011.Champion Froch predicted that Hammersmith’s unbeaten challenger would “run for his life” on Saturday night.But Groves, 25, had a simple message for his opponent at the final press conference before they meet in the ring in Manchester.Speaking directly to the 36-year-old, Groves said: “He believes I’m going to run from him. Carl, you’re wrong.“I’m going to come out and meet you in the centre of the ring in the first round.“I’m going to win the jab exchanges and I’m going to hit you with two right hands – just two – just to let you know that whenever I want I can hit you with a right hand.Groves has been trained by Paddy Fitzpatrick.“Second round I’m going to come out and do the same. I’m going to win the jab exchanges but hit you with more right hands.“Third round I’m going to push you onto your back foot. And after the third round, Carl, you’re going to have to see what’s coming next.”Froch’s vast experience at the top level means he is strongly fancied to successfully defend his WBA and IBF belts.He has lost only twice in a 33-fight career and avenged one of those defeats by beating Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler on points earlier this year.But Groves, a product of the Dale Youth Boxing Club in Notting Hill, is rated as one of the best emerging talents in the sport and insists he is ready to prove himself as a world-class operator.“I’m very excited. This is my opportunity to be a world champion and I’ve put a lot of hard work into it,” he said.“He says I’m chinny but I’ve never been knocked out and I’m unbeaten. He’s fighting himself psychologically and he’s losing.“I know I’m ready. It’s my time. I cannot wait for Saturday night so that I can show everybody this is where I belong.  I’m going to be world champion.”See also:Confident Groves squares up to Froch after final press conferenceGroves reveals his plan to beat Froch in Saturday’s world title clashHearn predicts Groves will go on the attackRelaxed Groves unfazed by Froch – trainerFroch claims Groves will be ‘annihilated’Groves stays cool at tense weigh-inGroves says Froch ‘has 48 hours to readjust’ after gameplan is revealedFroch v Groves: Live 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more